I had taken a few photos of the mess it had got into which I'd forgotten about, so I can show you a sort of before and after style selection. There's something quite satisfying about re-organising your work space, especially when you have brand spanking new units in which to store things! The excitement was full on once we'd assembled the new units - I even enjoyed throwing things away to make more room.
I'm ashamed to say that this is the state my worktop was in before I began my big clean up - somehow I just kept on working amongst all the items I'd used and the longer I carried on like that, the harder it was to stop myself from doing so! Here it is before:
|See how small my actual work area had become?|
|I have kept the plastic drawer units under the worktop, just re-organised the contents.|
|I have since re-located these units and the contents are safely stored in my shiny new units!|
|I made use of large cardboard boxes and kept everything on the floor previously...|
|IKEA, I love you!|
There are two shelves in each quarter of the big white unit, with the option of adding more if necessary. I found the drawer unit useful for my stock of wallpaper, brown paper and shiny blue textured paper on a roll! I am a huge stationery geek and just love anything to do with paper, card, pens, folders, notepads etc! I recently got given a pile of blank notebooks that were going to be thrown away and I actually got quite emotional when I saw them! I think it's the prospect of filling them up that I've always liked so much.
|The window-shelf above my worktop. Note the labels everywhere!|
|View of my easel from my worktop.|
|Even more room to store things temporarily on top of the new unit!|
|My companion when I'm working - well, one of them!|
|You would usually find one or more cat here!|
|The Sunflowers tapestry I started for Keith a long time ago. I really must finish it!|
Feel free to comment, or ask me any questions about my new-look studio!